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School Counsellor - Murwillumbah

Catholic Schools Office Lismore

Mount St Patrick College, Murwillumbah

Mount St Patrick provides a rich Catholic education in the tradition of the Presentation Sisters. Over many years the College has consistently produced excellent academic results and is proud of the high expectations it has of its students and their values. Mount St Patrick College has deep roots in the local community and is highly regarded for its dedication to, and care of, students since 1926. The College offers students a wide range of opportunities catering to their needs and interests, confident in its ability to achieve the best for all students. The College staff are passionate and innovative and applications are welcomed from those who feel they can build upon this rich tradition. The Tweed Valley is a beautiful area ranging from mountains, rivers and forests to beautiful beaches whilst also being close to the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Part-time temporary position for the period 11 October 2021 to 15 December 2021

Applicants must:

  • have a current NSW Working with Children Check.
  • current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia; or membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers Association or membership of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)/ ACA (Australian Counselling Association).
  • have a willingness to take an active part in the full life of the school and to support and uphold the mission and ethos of the Catholic Churchs work in schools.


  • A strong understanding of the professional body’s ethical and legal requirements, especially in relation to working within a school setting.
  • Experience in providing evidence-based interventions with children and young people, individually and in groups.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and manage caseloads.
  • Experience and ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations and to students presenting with complex needs.
  • Experience or willingness to provide professional learning to school staff and families.
  • Ability to work with a Pastoral Care team.

Your application should address the above criteria including the nomination of three (3) referees.

Role Description

Enquiries to the school on 02 6672 2340.

Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited is committed to creating Child Safe Schools.

Child Protection Legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to employment screening.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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